Red Valley (Kızılçukur Vadisi)

Red Valley (Kızılçukur Vadisi) Kızılçukur Valley (Red Valley) is one of the regions where sunrise and sunset can be watched best in Cappadocia. Kızılçukur Valley, located near Göreme and home to red tuff rocks and fairy chimneys, has such a beautiful color and scenery that it attracts a lot of attention from both local and […]


Zelve The remains of the Zelve monastery complex are located on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1 km from Paşa Bağlari and 10 km out from Göreme on the Avanos road. Zelve does not have the rich frescoes of Göreme and other Cappadocian locations. Zelve is spread out over three valleys, of which two are […]


Ürgüp Ürgüp (Greek: Προκόπιο Prokópio, or Cappadocian Greek: Προκόπι Prokópi, Ottoman Turkish: Burgut Kalesi) is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located in the historical region of Cappadocia, and near the cave Churches of Göreme. According to 2010 census, the population of the district is […]


Uçhisar Uçhisar is a settlement in Cappadocia, in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. The town is 7 kilometres east of Nevşehir, 12 kilometres west of Ürgüp, and 10 kilometres south of Avanos. Uçhisar, which is situated on the edge of Göreme National Park, is dominated by a 60-metre-high castle-mountain, which is visible over a wide distance and […]


Ortahisar Ortahisar (Turkish: Central Castle) previously known by its Byzantine Greek name Ποταμία (Potamía) is a small town in Ürgüp district of Nevşehir Province, in Cappadocia, Turkey. Ortahisar has 14,262 inhabitants as of 2015 and is located about 20 km east of the provincial capital, Nevşehir. The entire town is dominated by the 90-metre-high (300 […]

Mustafapaşa (Sinasos)

Mustafapaşa (Sinasos) Mustafapaşa is a town in Ürgüp district of Nevşehir Province. At 38°35′N 34°56′E it is situated to the west of Gomeda valley. Its distance to Ürgüp is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) and to Nevşehir is 27 kilometres (17 mi). The population of Mustafapaşa was 1550 as of 2011 Former name of Mustafapaşa during […]


Kaymakli Kaymakli Underground City (Turkish: Kaymaklı; Cappadocian Greek: Ανακού) is contained within the citadel of Kaymakli in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. First opened to tourists in 1964, the village is about 19 km from Nevşehir, on the Nevşehir-Niğde road. The ancient name was Enegup. Caves may have first been built in the soft […]

Ihlara Valley

Ihlara Valley Ihlara is a township with own municipality in Aksaray Province, Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is situated at about 40 km (25 mi) from the province seat of Aksaray and near the town of Güzelyurt. The township is famed for the nearby valley of the same name, Ihlara Valley, which is a 16 km […]


Göreme Göreme (Turkish: [ɟœˈɾeme]; Ancient Greek: Κόραμα, romanized: Kòrama), located among the “fairy chimney” rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia and has a population of around 2,000 people. Former names of the town have been Korama, Matiana, Maccan or Machan, […]


Derinkuyu Derinkuyu (“deep well”) (Cappadocian Greek: Μαλακοπή) is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2010 census, population of the district is 22,114 of which 10,679 live in the town of Derinkuyu. The district covers an area of 445 km2 (172 sq mi), and the average […]